appuyer

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French apuyer, Old French apoiier, borrowed from Medieval Latin *appodiāre, present active infinitive of *appodiō, from Latin podium. Compare Spanish apoyar, Portuguese apoiar, Italian appoggiare.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /a.pɥi.je/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

appuyer

  1. (transitive) to press, push
  2. (transitive) to rest
  3. (transitive) to support, to back
  4. (reflexive) to lean [+ sur (object) = on] or [+ contre (object) = against]
  5. (reflexive) to depend, to rely [+ sur (object) = on]
  6. (reflexive) to put up with

ConjugationEdit

This verb is part of a large group of -er verbs that conjugate like noyer or ennuyer. These verbs always replace the 'y' with an 'i' before a silent 'e'.

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DescendantsEdit

  • Saint Dominican Creole French: puyer

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